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Old 07-14-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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I've searched the web and found tons of stainless pots for brewing. I'm working now with 5 gallon batches, moving eventually to 10 sometime in the future.

Where do must of you guys buy your brew pots? I'm thinking 15 gallon/60 quart should be good, but there are way too many choices.

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Old 07-14-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Bought my first pot (4 gallon for partial boil extract brews) in college from the local brew place.

My second pot was a nine gallon Bayou Classic stockpot from Amazon. I added weldless fittings from

My current kettle is a converted keg from Welded fittings and top-notch hardware on it.

The only concern I have with using the BIG pot to do five gallon batches is the thermometer is right at five gallon level. So whatever size you go for, think about hardware placement really well, so you can do smaller batches in it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:43 PM   #3
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I was just looking at yesterday...

Enter "pot" in the search bar, then filter as desired. I am considering a 20 gallon aluminum pot they have listed for $115

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Old 07-14-2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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I got a set of 4 nested,polished SS stock pots with lids & steamer racks at Giant Eagle on sale a while back for $25! I took the 5G as my brew kettle,& gave my wife the rest. Now she can brew in the 4G at the same time!
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:43 PM   #5
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I'm a noob, but I'm very happy with the penrose kettle for the price.

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